Incredulity The curse of man, and the cause of nearly all his woe, is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible. The curse of man, and the cause of nearly all his woe, is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.Temptation is a woman’s weapon and man’s excuse.The truth is that the average schoolmaster, on all the lower levels, is and always must be essentially and next door to an idiot, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation?